Imagine opening the gates to a vault full of media apparatuses and letting loose thirty-two international media scholars and
professionals on its heterogeneous content... Exposing the Film Apparatus collects the results of such an experiment. This
book addresses the keen awareness of the prominence of media technologies in our culture in the last two centuries, while
also showing how such an awareness is impacting the curatorial consciousness of those working in film archives, technology,
and media museums today. Combining a variety of approaches with insightful perspectives of professionals working on a wide
range of film technology-related issues, Exposing the Film Apparatus reveals the richness, diversity, and relevance of the
topic for archivists, curators, projectionists, theorists, film and media historians, media artists, educationists and film
«If dreams come true! The long desired collaboration between film archivists and film scholars has
never been as fully realized as in this work, which is, itself, a genuine "research laboratory." Adopting an approach that
constantly combines fundamental and applied research, the "materiality of the medium" is studied here in an entirely novel
way. Starting with the digital turn, the essential problems of technique and technology have (finally!) returned to academic
André Gaudreault, Canada Research Chair in Cinema and Media Studies, Université de Montréal.
excellent collection fizzes with new approaches to understanding the apparatuses of cinema. These machines once gave life
to images; now it must be our mission to give life back to these machines.»
John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts, Royal
Holloway University of London.
With contributions by Susan Aasman, Rommy Albers, Soeluh van den Berg, Martine Beugnet,
Sonia Campanini, Ian Christie, Amanda du Preez, Guy Edmonds, Julian Hanich, Gert Jan Harkema, Jan Holmberg, Marek Jancovic,
Frank Kessler, Miklós Kiss, Martin Koerber, Sabine Lenk, Eef Masson, Julia Noordegraaf, Annelies van Noortwijk, Roger Odin,
Ari Purnama, Leenke Ripmeester, Céline Scemama, Alexandra Schneider, Tom Slootweg, Caylin Smith, Benoît Turquety, Barbara
Turquier, William Uricchio, Nanna Verhoeff, Steven Willemsen, and Joshua Yumibe.